The ECHL announced on Tuesday that the 2018-19 Season will once again feature Marvel Super Hero™ themed games throughout the League’s 27 Teams including specialty jerseys, and at select, participating games, character appearances, co-branded ECHL/Marvel merchandise and other in-game promotions during the designated events.
For the 2018-19 Season, the program will feature new characters and new jersey designs including Black Panther, Antman and Guardians of the Galaxy characters Star-Lord, Groot and Rocket Raccoon.
“Marvel is thrilled to partner with the ECHL again to bring together some of our most popular characters with professional hockey teams across the country,” said Marvel Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Mike Pasciullo. “We’re excited to provide both new and returning fans with more ways to experience the Marvel Universe this season.”
Over the course of the Season, each ECHL Team will adorn a special Marvel Super Hero theme jersey and host an ECHL-Marvel Super Hero Night featuring their respective Marvel characters.
“As we enter the second year of the ECHL/Marvel relationship, I think it speaks to the great success we had with the program last season,” said ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin. “We look forward to welcoming back fans of all ages to enjoy a night of both hockey and Super Hero™ entertainment, and of course the great on-ice jerseys.”
As part of this league-wide program, all ECHL-Marvel themed jerseys will be auctioned off to the public through The MeiGray Group at www.meigray.com. For complete details on the ECHL-Marvel Super Hero™ Night in the ECHL market nearest you, please see the schedule below or contact your ECHL Team directly.
ECHL - MARVEL Super Hero™ Game Nights
ECHL Team Game Date
Adirondack Thunder Dec. 15
Allen Americans Nov. 3
Atlanta Gladiators Mar. 23
Brampton Beast Nov. 3
Cincinnati Cyclones Mar. 15 and 16
Florida Everblades Jan. 25
Fort Wayne Komets Apr. 6
Greenville Swamp Rabbits Feb. 17
Idaho Steelheads Feb. 22
Indy Fuel Jan. 24
Jacksonville Icemen Nov. 2
Kalamazoo Wings Jan. 25
Kansas City Mavericks Dec. 1
Maine Mariners Nov. 10
Manchester Monarchs Mar. 2
Newfoundland Growlers Feb. 10
Norfolk Admirals Nov. 10
Orlando Solar Bears Nov. 23
Rapid City Rush Feb. 23
Reading Royals Feb. 2
South Carolina Stingrays Nov. 17
Toledo Walleye Nov. 2
Tulsa Oilers Mar. 31
Utah Grizzlies Mar. 2
Wheeling Nailers Nov. 21
Wichita Thunder Dec. 8
Worcester Railers Nov. 23
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 31st season in 2018-19. There have been 643 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including two who have made their NHL debuts in the 2018-19 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 31 NHL teams in 2018-19, marking the 22nd consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
For more information visit marvel.com.
© 2018 MARVEL
The MeiGray Group was formed by Barry Meisel and Bob Gray, two sports memorabilia collectors from New Jersey, who met in January 1997 trading game-worn hockey jerseys. MeiGray began selling game-worn jerseys to the sports-collecting public in August 1997.